NC STATE PHYSICS Introductory Physics Online (Pre-calculus)
PY211
PY212


Physics for Pre-professional and Life Science Students

(algebra/trig-based, “College Physics”)

Physics 211-601 and PY212-601 are the distance-education sections of the traditional two-semester, pre-calculus-based introductory physics course designed for students in the biological sciences and any degree plan requiring two semesters of physics including labs. Each is a four-credit-hour course with laboratory. All materials including the laboratory are delivered over the Internet. Students never need to come to the NCSU campus in order to participate in the course, take labs, or take examinations.

PY211 (Classical Mechanics) is a one-semester online physics course covering particle motion, rigid body motion, oscillatory motion and wave motion. The pre-requisite is a pre-calculus math course at the level of MA107 or MA111 with a grade of “C-­” or better.

PY212 (Electromagnetism and Modern Physics) is a one-semester online physics course covering electrostatics (fields and potentials), DC and AC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, light (geometrical and physical optics, photoelectric effect), relativity, and a brief introduction to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. The pre-requisites are a pre-calculus math course at the level of MA107 or MA111 (“C-­” or better) and PY211.

Both courses are offered in Fall and Spring semesters only.

Contact lecturer in charge.